May 4-10, 2014
Travel south into the Red Bird Missionary Conference boundaries near the Kentucky/Tennessee border to participate in this exciting mission project! Work to be completed includes construction, maintenance, greenhouse, library, food pantry, daycare, senior center, and community store.
For more information contact Ruth Pease at rpease(at)metalink.net
Registration is due to the parish office by March 3.
Imagine No Malaria (INM) is an extraordinary effort action to end preventable deaths by malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Achieving this goal requires an integrated strategy against the disease. As a life-saving ministry, Imagine No Malaria aims to empower the people of Africa to overcome malaria’s burden. We fight malaria with a comprehensive model of prevention, education, treatment, and communications.
Muriel was struggling to put food on the table when her children were infected with malaria. Without the resourced to afford medication for her children, she felt completely without hope..until she was found by a community health worker. Tiaima reached out to Muriel and provided education about malaria prevention and referred her to the United Methodist clinic. At the clinic, friendly staff tested the children for malaria and provided medication for treatment at home. In exchange for the care, Muriel offered to give up one of her goats and the nurse assured her that the services for malaria were free. It was then that Muriel broke down in tears and asked again and again if it was true or if she was dreaming. Surprised by the grace she found through our work, Muriel has gone back to her community to tell the women there about how they can work to reduce malaria and she has signed up to become a Community Health Volunteer herself.
A special offering will be taken in all the parish churches on Palm Sunday, April 13th.
For more information go to http://www.inmohio.org/imaginenomalaria/
Medical Mission Team to Kamina and Kabulo June 7-21, 2014
Family doctors, pediatricians, OB/GYNs, surgeons and nurses are being sought for this trip to work alongside medical personnel to provide medical care to the local communities and to train the doctors to increase their skill in providing ongoing medical care. 2 clergy can also go to pray for the people receiving care. Contact Kevin Bowers @ 937-848-6804 or email at ktb007hiker(at)yahoo.com
Training Team to Kamina and Kabongo August 4-18, 2014
We are looking for strong leader to provide training in the areas of clergy leadership and spiritual formation for children. Team members will also be part of a learnign community with North Katanga leaders. Contact David Hoffman @ 614-949-7570 or email at dhoffman(at)epworthumc.org.
For more information on all mission trips to North Katanga, download the brochure.
Check out the link below to access the list of mission trips on the West Ohio Conference webpage.
Chapel Belles Boutique is in the basement of the Gilboa UMC church, and has an ever-changing variety of Christmas items, antiques, dishes, knick-knacks for sale at very reasonable prices.
The Boutique is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-2pm.
Proceeds are used for various mission and ministry projects.
The Pillowcase ladies gathered first in the summer of 2010 to make pillowcases for Deshler's Community Vacation Bible School. 85 pillowcases were made on which the children created messages of hope which were then given to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Napoleon.
Now the Pillowcase Ladies gather on a monthly basis at New Beginnings UMC for fellowship and to create projects for the local nursing home. All ladies from the church, parish and community are welcome.